Department of Veterans Affairs March 2, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hospital and Outpatient Care for Veterans Released From Incarceration to Transitional Housing
Document Number: 2011-4686
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document affirms as final a proposed rule that amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations to authorize VA to provide hospital and outpatient care to a veteran in a program that provides temporary housing upon release from incarceration in a prison or jail. The final rule permits VA to work with these veterans while they are in these programs with the goal of continuing to work with them after their release, which will assist in preventing homelessness in this population of veterans.
Update to NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, for State Home Facilities
Document Number: 2011-4430
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document adopts as a final rule without change the proposed rule to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations governing the physical environment of State Home facilities. The final rule will require State Home facilities that receive a per diem for providing nursing home care to eligible veterans to meet certain provisions of the 2009 edition of the National Fire Protection Association's NFPA 101, Life Safety Code. The change is designed to assure that State Home facilities meet current industry- wide standards regarding life safety and fire safety.